Road Trip Central America – 6 Months, 8 Countries, 1 Epic Adventure

On June 29th, 2015, after two months, thousands of miles exploring the American West, and more than 17 National Parks, my girlfriend Andrea and I crossed the border into Tijuana to begin our road trip through Central America for an overlanding adventure the likes of which neither of us ever imagined.

Many thousands of miles and six months later we had driven through 8 countries and loaded my truck onto a container ship in Colon in order to pass the Darien Gap and arrive in Colombia.

We often hear all sorts of terrible things about crime and danger in Central America, particularly in Mexico.

But the reality is quite different…

I had the chance to chat with Jason of the Zero to Travel podcast about this once in a lifetime adventure. Give it a listen:

You can give it a listen through the embedded player below, give it a listen on iTunes, on Stitcher, or just download the episode directly.

Follow our overlanding adventures on our Road Trip through Central America:

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Ryan is an author, adventurer, and wanderer. Originally from Seattle, he headed to Washington D.C. where he spent five years working for Congress before heeding the call of the wild. He set out living in his pickup truck and road tripping across the American West. Since then he backpacked through Colombia, drove across all of Central America, and also wrote a best selling book: Big Travel, Small Budget. Right now you can find him driving his old truck across all of South America -- support the adventures by visiting the D2D Shop. Follow the adventures on social media or read more.